Chloramine Removal Whole House
Clack IN/OUT valve with bypass
Whole House 1.0, CUFT Catalytic Carbon filter
1 cubic foot/948 tank
Chloramine Water Treatment Facts.
- Chloramine is created by combining free chlorine with ammonia and is widely used in Canadian cities to treat bacteria.
- Chloramine is generated at water treatment facilities and is not available commercially. It is mixed onsite.
- Chloramine retains its effectiveness for a longer period than free chlorine alone.
- Chloramine can be removed with whole-home or point-of-use carbon filtration. Chloramine requires a more reactive media and lengthier contact time for effective removal than chlorine.
- Standard activated carbon – either coconut shell or coal-based – does an excellent job at filtering free chlorine but does not remove chloramine. Neither does it remove the chlorine from a chloramine molecule, leaving only ammonia behind.
- Catalytic carbon beds are effective at filtering chloramine however depending on the load level and flow rate, media will have to be replaced within a few years. A cubic foot filter, in a household of 4 people using an average amount of water will probably need to be replaced within 4-5 years. The approximate replacement cost is $700.